Peace Prayer

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Old First Church, Bennington, VT

Mid-week Inspiration, Peace Prayer

I visited the northeast last week with my husband and sister and brother-in-law. It was a wonderful chance to see areas
we’d never seen before. One of my favorite parts of the trip was visiting the old, historic churches.

These pictures are of the Old First Church in Vermont, where Robert Frost is buried. (I’ll do another post on him soon.) But we also visited The Old North Church in Boston, and there I purchased a Saint Francis of Assisi pendant. In the package was a copy of this poem.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Blessings to each of you this week,




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17 thoughts on “Peace Prayer

  1. Judy B

    Vannetta, it sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Thank you for posting this prayer. It is so touching and so fitting in our times right now. What a great way to start my day!

    Judy B

  2. Melissa L.

    I have always loved that poem. It would be great to visit the old churches located in some of the oldest cities around.

    1. vannettachapman Post author

      I really enjoyed the old churches, Melissa. It reminded me of how deep our spiritual heritage goes here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

  3. Dar Guidry

    Vanetta, St. Francis is one of my favorites saints so I love this prayer! I have several books about this saint. I grew up in NY State and miss the beautiful autumn colors there. I live in SC now. We do have the seasonal changes but nothing like up there. I love seeing different churches also. Love reading your books! God bless you.

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